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The trials and tribulations of a group of experimental aircraft test pilots at Edwards Air Force Base at the dawn of supersonic flight in the 1950s.
The screen's first story of man-piloted rocket ships, U.S.A.!
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Actor Lloyd Nolan
's character is based on General Al Boyd, an AFFTC Commander who was instrumental in the testing and developing of numerous new aircraft at Edwards during the 1940's and 50's. See more
Early in the film when Bond observes General Banner crash his aircraft, it's referred to as an "F-102". In reality the hulk that Banner is pulled from is a Convair XF-92, the experimental predecessor to the F-102 Delta Dart. See more
Brig. Gen. Bill Banner
[to Maj. Lincoln Bond
Even with torture, you're not the kind to crack.
The U.S. Air Force
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